ISG Provider Lens™ report finds businesses look to providers to help overcome security, management and observability challenges of deploying multicloud, multicontainer applications
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — U.S. enterprises are embracing cloud native, container-based computing but still face challenges in securing, managing and monitoring multicontainer applications distributed across multiple clouds, according to a new report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.
The 2020 ISG Provider Lens™ Cloud Native – Container Services report for the U.S. finds enterprises increasingly adopting a combination of Kubernetes software containers and public cloud computing.
“Cloud native computing combines the ability to develop applications in a lightweight, isolated, portable environment with the availability of large-scale computing resources in public clouds,” said Jan Erik Aase, director and global leader, ISG Provider Lens Research. “By deploying multicontainer applications on public clouds, companies can improve their business outcomes with better software.”
Most enterprises prefer to use commercial distributions of open-source cloud native projects, with security, management and observability features, rather than build their own technology platforms, the report finds. A major goal of businesses adopting cloud native is to reduce the complexity of implementing and managing Kubernetes environments and multiservice mesh solutions. Among other things, companies increasingly want streamlined management of the components of the cloud native stack to reduce the complexity of building applications.
As the growing number of cloud native applications increases complexity and more enterprises use multiple instances of service mesh software to manage connections among services, multiservice mesh technology is gradually becoming mainstream, the report finds. While enterprise interest in multiservice mesh outweighs its value for enterprises, service providers need to provide a clear business case for implementing it, the report says.
Observability in cloud native environments remains a challenge due to the complexity of environments that combine cloud native and traditional, monolithic applications, ISG says. Few cloud native observability vendors today can provide a clear picture of how enterprise applications are performing, the report says.
The 2020 ISG Provider Lens™ Cloud Native – Container Services report evaluates the capabilities of 41 providers across four quadrants: Managed Kubernetes, Managed Service Mesh, Managed Cloud Native Security and Cloud Native Observability Solutions.
The report names HCL, IBM and VMware as leaders in three quadrants and Accenture and Sysdig as leaders in two. Aqua Security, Check Point Software, Dynatrace, HashiCorp, Mirantis, Palo Alto Networks, Splunk and Wipro are named as leaders in one quadrant.
D2IQ, LightStep, Mphasis and Solo each were named Rising Stars – companies with “promising portfolios” and “high future potential” by ISG’s definition.
The 2020 ISG Provider Lens™ Cloud Native – Container Services 2020 report for the U.S. is available to subscribers or for one-time purchase on this webpage.
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The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider evaluation of its kind to combine empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG’s global advisory team. Enterprises will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help guide their selection of appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG’s enterprise clients. The research currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe and Latin America, as well as in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, the U.K., France, the Nordics, Brazil and Australia/New Zealand, with additional markets to be added in the future. For more information about ISG Provider Lens research, please visit this webpage.
A companion research series, the ISG Provider Lens Archetype reports, offers a first-of-its-kind evaluation of providers from the perspective of specific buyer types.
Starting this year, each ISG Provider Lens™ study will include a Global Summary to help enterprise subscribers better understand provider capabilities across all geographic markets covered by that study. All ISG Provider Lens™ reports also will now include an Enterprise Context feature to help executives quickly identify key insights related to their roles and responsibilities.
ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.
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